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Russell Hiscox
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A shoegazer who thought that the scene would last forever. As Echo and the Bunnymen once said, Nothing lasts Forever
A shoegazer who thought that the scene would last forever. As Echo and the Bunnymen once said, Nothing lasts Forever

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Ten Little Girls was playing on the John Peel show even before the release of the Blindfold EP. John raved about Curve and said that they were going to be the next big thing. I thought that they were good and ordered the EP from Our Price.  In those days…

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The debut album from Edinburgh quartet Wozniak, a long awaited debut after a series of stunning EPs and singles. The band comprise of Simon Cuthbert-Kerr (guitar), James Urquhart (bass), John Sinclair (drums), and Sarah Cuthbert-Kerr (guitar, vocals). The…

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Part of the holy triumvirate Over Rising, Me In Time the Weirdo EP were released. The latter is a Hammond organ extravaganza. This would one of the pinnacle of Rob Collins’ career as shortly after the single was released Collins was arrested for aiding…

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I did not put up a blog post this weekend because I was away in Totnes.  I was really surprised that Ian Prowse from Pele and Amsterdam had chosen to appear there.  It was also an opportunity to take my wife away as she found the folk-rock work of Ian…

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The high point in The Charlatans career was the time just in between Some Friendly and Between 10th and 11th. The Stone Roses were locked in battle with Silvertone Records and the Happy Mondays were on course for self destruction. At this time The…

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The last single by The Family Cat and not their best, but probably contains the best song title ever, Bring Me The Head Of Michael Portillo.  This title is on a par with Half Man Half Biscuit’s, Trouble over Bridgewater. The Family Cat : Goldenbook…

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After reading dozens of different reviews (which were all different), I took the plunge and got the new Slowdive album.  Their first album since disbanding 22 years ago after allegedly Oasis asked Alan McGee to drop them.  My first impression is that it…

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The show ran on Radio 1 between 1990 to 1993, until it was revamped and presented by Steve Lamacq and Jo Wiley.  It was Mark Goodier that built the show into the indie safe haven.  There was not much on the Radio at the time it was launched.  John Peel…

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A freebie LP single sided and recorded at the Moles Club, Bath on the 11th September 1989 .  This was given away to gig ticket holders during the band’s October tour.  It defines the raw energy and chaotic live performances.  I never saw Birdland they…
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